Thursday, July 09 2020
"Get out of your country, from your family and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you." Genesis 12:1
We were downsizing from a 3500 sq. ft. five-bedroom home with a pool, a 2000 sq. ft. metal building on 2.5 acres to a 500 sq. ft. one bedroom apartment in Mary Ann's hometown, Yorktown, Texas next to her mother.
Talk about culture shock, there I was sitting in the kitchen staring at a computer I didn't know how to operate and I didn't type and the Lord said, "Write!" So by faith, I began to write down what the Lord gave me, hundreds of messages and teachings that His Holy Spirit was dropping into my spirit. It wasn't long before I needed a website to contain all the Lord was giving me and so a company in Georgia developed one for me and I am using them today after almost fifteen years.
Yorktown was mostly Hispanic and about 90% Catholic without much going for it, a sleepy little town in South Texas full of drugs and crime. After thirty-five years of sowing, reaping, and gathering fruit for God's kingdom it looked as though my ministry was finished and I was all alone in another world! My only escape was playing pool with the town barber at a newly opened sports bar, just me and Doug!
Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O Lord, and teach out of Your law, that You may give him rest from adversity until the pit is dug for the wicked. For the Lord will not cast off His people, nor will He forsake His inheritance. Psalm 94:12-14
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin